Allan Black

Allan Black is a founding partner in the Vancouver labour and employment law firm of Black Gropper, where he represents trade unions, faculty associations, and employees in all facets of labour relations, administrative, employment, human rights, and education law. In addition to his role of counsel, Allan has acted as an arbitrator in numerous grievances. He has received training in negotiation and mediation through the program of instruction for lawyers at the Harvard Law School on negotiation.

Allan has also authored numerous articles and been a guest speaker in a variety of Continuing Legal Education programs, and other seminars. He is a former Vice-Chair of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board and a member of the Arbitrators' Association of British Columbia. He is also a past Chair of the Labour Subsection of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Allan is peer rated as one of Canada's best labour and employment lawyers, and Lexpert has recognized him as a leading practitioner in employment and labour law, and as a practitioner "Most Frequently Recommended."

Allan holds a Bachelor of Arts (1966) and an LL.B. (1969), both from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the B.C. Bar in 1970, and he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999.

Tel: (604) 632-3380
Fax: (604) 632-9950
Email: ablack@blackgropper.com